Definitions

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  • n. Anything that is particularly good of its class
  • n. A very good-looking person
  • n. One who sings forcefully.
  • n. A song suitable for forceful singing.

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From belt ("sing forcefully") (Wiktionary)

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  • Brilliant (Belfast)
    "That's a belter."

    July 27, 2011

  • Cricket jargon - a wicket that is good for batting, i.e., for belting the ball around the field.

    I can't think of an equivalent term for a wicket that is good for bowling. Bowlers' wickets are more likely to be described with specific terms, e.g. sticky dog, greentop, two-paced, etc.

    November 17, 2009

  • an enthusiastic opinion of a person, place, or thing.
    "She's a belter, that Ms. Molly"

    June 13, 2009